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TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint Message Board


TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint Board Index


Here's mine:

*Jaw soreness that radiates up into my temples
*Jaw stiffness
*Clenching and grinding
*Ear fullness
*Sensitive to sounds
*Neck pain up and down the back of my neck
*HEADACHES/MIGRAINES

*Insomnia...because I ran out of my pain medication early because I have had to take more than prescribed at least twice this week due to severe pain...so I took a Flexeril last night even though it had caused me a bad reaction last time (made me very sleepy and heart fluttery)...so I have slept most of this day away and now I am wide awake and very, very much in pain! Going to go get the trusted heating pad and hit the sheets anyway...nite all and TC! ;-(
im embarassed by how long this is... :|

Ear Pain and Problems:
+ Right ear pain [minimal]; Feeling of fullness in right ear

Eye Pain and Problems:
+ Bloodshot eyes [allergies?]
+ Drooping of right eye lid [genetics?]
+ Light sensitivity
+ Watering of the eyes

Head Pain and Problems, Facial Pain:
+ Forehead pain: Between eyebrows [dull ache, feels tight]
+ "Migraine" type headache: Starts as dull ache, gets worse within 5-15 minutes; one sided: around & behind eye, TMJ, facial, temples, neck muscles all hurt, light/noise/smell sensitivity, nausea
+ Muscle pain: Masseter feels full, big, and sore especially on right side; Side of right neck [sternocleidomastoid?], right cheek [masseter?], ear burns, feels hot; Jaw tired and sore in morning; Along jaw line also hurts, tender
+ Posterior headaches, back of head
+ Base of skull: muscles ache, tired, tender
+ Temporal pain: Ache; when have a migraine, it pulses

Mouth Problems:
+ Inability to open the jaw smoothly or evenly; jaw deviates to one side [“zig zags”]
+ Opening: 3 fingers and a bit; used to be only 1.5 fingers, but osteopathy helped

Neck and Shoulder Problems:
+ Lack of mobility - reduced range of movement
+ Stiffness; tired, sore neck muscles
+ When turn head to right too much, facial muscles become aggravated

Teeth Problems:
+ Grinding at night
+ Open bite caused by a limited use of a NTI splint
+ Sensitive teeth to cold

Throat Problems:
+ Frequent clearing of throat: feeling of foreign object in throat

TMJ Problems:
+ Clicking, popping left TMJ; right TMJ doesn’t pop [permanently anteriorly displaced?]

Other
+ Bad posture
+ Don’t wake rested; in the daytime, extremely tired/fatigued, brain fog, difficulty thinking, concentrating
+ Face unsymmetrical
+ Generally, every day pain is at a 2-4, but it becomes worse or I develop a migraine after doing physical activities, eating, smiling, laughing, laying or sitting the wrong way, or doing anything *fun*
+ Mouth breather

- saaraah.

[This message has been edited by saaraah (edited 09-19-2003).]
(Sorry, I didn't mean to post twice, I meant to edit the first message!)
My symptoms now are;

- Some mild aching in right joint when I wake or open my jaw.
- Tension and aching in right shoulder, sometimes left.
- When I move my jaw to the right or left I quite often hear a whistling noise like air being expelled in my right ear.
- Ear sensitivity to noise, especially music and car engines, noise starting off humming and rumbling in my ears. Popping in my ears when I swallow.
- Hearing clicking in my head when I run or jump.
- Pressure changes, fullness in my ears if I change altitudes.
- Puffy around eyes (my eye curvature seems to have slightly increased with my contact lense fit too- about .3mm). Light sensitivity.
- spasms/pulsing in face and sometimes oddly in throat, seemingly triggered by noise or vibration in car. Slight hardened mass in left cheek below cheek bone which came after this one and a half weeks ago.
- Some clicking in my neck when I bend my head forward or move my head from side to side, also neck stiffness.
- Sometimes a slight burning feeling in my cheeks and around my ears in jaw.
- Twice - a feeling my throat is blocked, as if I have swallowed something and it is stuck.
- It is uncomfortable to turn my head or twist around to look behind me.
- Some aching in face if I talk, or particuarly, smile, a lot.



[This message has been edited by Isobelj (edited 09-19-2003).]
My symptoms now are;

- Some mild aching in right joint when I wake or open my jaw.
- Tension and aching in right shoulder, sometimes left.
- When I move my jaw to the right or left I quite often hear a whistling noise like air being expelled in my right ear.
- Ear sensitivity to noise, especially music and car engines, noise starting off humming and rumbling in my ears. Popping in my ears when I swallow.
- Hearing clicking in my head when I run or jump.
- Pressure changes, fullness in my ears if I change altitudes.
- Teeth sensitivity, sensitivity in some (not decayed) molars to hot and cold.


-spaced-out/foggy brain
-chronic eyeball/headaches
-sensitivity to artificial light
-dizziness
-ear pain and fullness (getting better)
-ear temors
-tennitus
-clenching
-stabby headaches in my temples
-and since i've had my wisdom teeth out, jaw pain
My symptoms were:
Fullness in right ear, like pressure, when changing alitutude
Ringing in the ear, 24/7 more like screaming
Pain in the ear
Pain, right side of my face, burning
Numbness right side of face, running down jaw line to right corner of lip.
Shoulder/neck pain
Dizziness
Vertigo – queasy stomach when that happens, not an upset stomach, just queasy.
Eye Pain
Sensitive to light
Sensitive to noise
Droopy eye, right eye
Headaches, forehead, all over head
What I thought were sinus headaches
Ghost tooth pain, back upper right, sometimes spreading to lower back teeth but not as strong.
Right lymph feeling swollen sensation
Crackling sound in ear
Crackling sound in neck
Clicking & popping in TMJS after wearing a cheap nightguard.
Brain fog
Watery eye – right one only
Blood shot eye, right one only
Problems with vision in right eye
Temple area pain.
Soft food diet as eating hard things really irritates and makes symptoms worse
Jitters – controlled by no longer taking Tylenol
Shortness of breath
Could no longer suck through a straw (atryphed face muscles)
Exhaustion

The only symptom I now have is being exhausted and it is just about ready to get kicked out the door as well, with my new night time orthotic. During the day I wear a daytime orthotic. It is moving my jaw forward about 4mm. Yahoo! I can not believe how far my Neuromuscular dentist has brought me!
Please, do not give up hope, there is help out there, non surgical, non drug, relief.
I hope this helps
Diane


[This message has been edited by DianeTMJ (edited 09-19-2003).]
I have the following still after surgery, so I agree surgery does not cure all your problems.

worn front teeth on the lower arch

neck and shoulder pain

Left ear ringing and fullness. I did not have this prior to surgery.

I know currently have pain in my ears, especially my left ear. It is worse since surgery.

poping/cracking sounds in right jaw-new symptom

opening of 28 mm after surgery

occasional headaches

Prior to surgery I was unable to eat on my right side at all, face pain, opening of probably 18 mm, severe muscle spasms in my right side of my face. I also had the worn teeth on the center bottom arch. I did not have alot of headaches right before my surgery, but I did have many years earlier. I have always had neck problems such as stiffness and poping sounds.





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